Australian Under 16 national teams named for FIBA Asia Championship
Basketball Australia has announced the Under 16 national junior teams to contest the FIBA Under-16 Asia Championships after the conclusion of a 3-day selection camp held at the Centre of Excellence in Canberra.
Tracy York of the Bendigo Spirit and Justin Schueller of Melbourne United have been appointed the respective girls and boys head coaching roles, bringing with them WNBL and NBL coaching experience.
While the location for the FIBA Under-16 Asia Championships has not yet been determined, the top four in each competition will earn tickets to the 2020 FIBA Under-17 World Championships, with Romania hosting the girls and Bulgaria the boys.
The Australian boys and girls both enter the Asia Championships a Oceania champions. The girls return the core of the gold medal winning team from the 2018 FIBA Oceania Championships, while the boys will look to build on their thrilling gold medal win against New Zealand in Papua New Guinea.
Millie Prior, Paige Price and Shaniece Swain headline the girls roster, with all three currently attending the Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence (BA CoE) having been added in July this year.
Dyson Daniels and Keanu Rasmussen at both currently in attendance at the BA CoE for the boys, with Daniels currently part of the NBA Global Academy.
Dyson DANIELS | Victoria
Bowyn BEATTY | Australian Capital Territory
Michael WALKER | New South Wales
Fiston IPASSOU | South Australia
Ky STATTMANN | Queensland
Sejr DEANS | Tasmania
Tyrese PROCTOR | New South Wales
Keanu RASMUSSEN | South Australia
Joshua DEACH | Victoria
Jeffrey OEFODU | Victoria
Harrison PENNISI | Queensland
Jack MCWILLIAMS | New South Wales
Justin SCHUELLER| Head Coach
Nathan COOPER-BROWN | Assistant Coach
Greg VANDERJAGT| Assistant Coach
Anthony FOY | Team Manager
Toby CONROY | Physiotherapist
Anthony HIPSLEY | Doctor
Kate DEEBLE | Queensland
Charlise DUNN | Victoria
Chyra EEVANS | New South Wales
Dallas LOUGHRUIDGE | Victoria
Luisa FAKALATA | Victoria
Piper DENLOP | Victoria
Paige PRICE | Victoria
Millie PRIOR | New South Wales
Jessica SIMONS | South Australia
Shaneice SWAIN | Queensland
Nyadiew POUCH | Victoria
Alanna GOODCHILD | New South Wales
Tracy YORK | Head Coach
Kaye-Lee SRUART | Assistant Coach
Zoe CARR | Assistant Coach
Michele MENSO | (interim) Team Manager
Aneeka SMITH | Physiotherapist
Viran DE SILVA | Doctor